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The Ski Edit: Hottest New Ski Hotels

Whether you’re looking for a chic chalet, a five star resort or something totally different (ice hotel maybe?), we’ve compiled the most incredible new hotels for your ski break this winter season. And of course, they all have excellent après ski too!

And you can hit the slopes in style with Lisa Haynes’ ski packing edit. Transition from ski to après-ski in complete style. 

Skye Niseko, Niseko, Japan
Opening: December 2018

Skye Niseko is a striking, modern hotel positioned high up in Hirafu village in Niseko in a fantastic ski-in, ski-out position. All the apartments are styled with stone and wood finishes and have floor to ceiling windows with stunning views of the active volcano Mt Yotei and ski slopes. If you can, book one of the penthouse suites with private balcony, fire pit and private onsen spa. Website
Rates start from £198 per night including breakfast.

Le Massif, Courmayeur, Italy
Opening: December 2018

If the view of Mont Blanc is not enough to tempt you to this new eco-friendly hotel than its location in the Alpine resort of Courmayeur, famous for its excellent shopping, nightlife and skiing, just might. The five star hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and is just a few minutes from the slopes. We could spend all day gazing at those stunning views, especially over some hard-earned après ski at one of the hotel’s restaurants or the spa. Website 
Rates start from €350 per room per night, on a bed and breakfast basis.

Our Retreat, Chamonix, France
Opening: February 2019

Consider Our Retreat if you want to combine a ski holiday with a wellness break. The boutique retreat combines excellent skiing with healthy eating, yoga and mindfulness classes. All meals are cooked by the resident chef using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and shared with fellow retreaters. Health and fitness experts lead daily classes, including yoga mobility, hiking trails and sound healing sessions. Website
Prices start from £1,150 per person on a room share basis or £1,650 for a single occupancy room.

The Josie, British Columbia, Canada
Opening: December 2018

The Josie, named after a local mine, is the first ski-in, ski-out hotel to be built in Canada for over a decade. Based on the Powder Highway, on the slopes of the Red Mountain in Rossland, the boutique hotels’ design is modern but cozy with deep soaker bathtubs, velvet sofas and heated floors. We love the earthy tones, wood paneling and beautiful views over the unspoilt Canadian wilderness. Website
Rates start from £130 per night.

Chalet Hibou, Tarentaise Valley, France
Opening: Winter 2018/2019 season

Chalet Hibou is a stylish and spacious chalet located deep in the heart of the French Alps, perched on the French and Italian border, in the stunning Tarentaise Valley. This isn’t your average mountain retreat – the chalet has a private chef (perfect for those fondue cravings), sleeps up to 12 guests in six en-suite bedrooms and has a steam room, sauna, hot tub and incredible outdoor patios with panoramic views across the valley. Fantastic skiing is literally on your doorstep. Website
Rates start from £7,100 per night based on 12 people sharing on a full experience basis.

Ice Village Tomamu, Hokkaido, Japan
Opening: December 2018 – March 2019

Hoshinoya Group, Japan’s luxury hotel chain, is opening a new hotel, the Ice Village Tomamu, this winter season. It will be Japan’s only ice hotel and is located in one of the best areas for skiing in Japan – Hokkaido island, where winter temperatures reach -30 degrees. Sleep in an ‘ice dome’ room made entirely of ice, bathe in an ice hot tub, and then warm up in the special after-bath Ice Lounge. Excellent skiing is just down the road at Tomamu resort. Website
Rates start from £163 per night.

Chalet L’Alpensia, L’Apogée Courchevel, France
Opening: Winter 2018/2019 season

L’Apogée Courchevel is located in the heart of Courchevel’s exclusive Jardin Alpin at the very top of the former Olympic ski jump. The ski-in, ski-out 55-bedroom hotel is one of Europe’s most striking alpine retreats, a collaboration between acclaimed designers India Madhavi and Joseph Durand. New for the 2018/19 winter season is the addition of Chalet L’Alpensia, a five-bedroom chalet spread over five floors with spectacular mountain views. Website
Rates start from €1,050 (currently approx. £928) per night on a half board basis. Rates at Chalet L’Alpensia start at €11,000 (currently approx. £9,728) per night on a half board basis and accommodating a maximum of 10 guests. 

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